About the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) Project

The CCI project addresses high impact ‘petty’ crime. This is defined as non-organised crime taking place against people or property in towns and cities. This type of crime has a significant negative impact on European citizens’ quality of life, community cohesion and the safety and security of the urban environment. Those living in deprived neighbourhoods and vulnerable groups are often the most seriously affected.

The CCI project seeks to support Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and security policymakers in adopting a preventative, evidence-based and sustainable approach to tackling high-impact petty crime.

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Design Research training event

Whilst in Amsterdam in February, 30 members of the CCI consortium came together for a 'design research' training event to learn about the tools and methods they would use for their requirements capture research. CCI partner DSP–groep hosted the event in their lovely, historic office building — an old coffee warehouse. Project Coordinator, University of Salford, delivered training on the CCI requirements capture methods and tools they had developed. Read more about this training event here.

CCI website Award

CCI project communications lead, LOBA, won an award in the Digital category by Prémios Lusófonos da Criatividade for the creativity they displayed in the development of the CCI Website.

Community policing articles

Jaap de Waard, CCI Advisory Board member, has published an extremely useful review of academic articles on community policing, which is available here.

CCI project at DPT conference – "Prevention and Democracy Promotion"

Over 2,000 crime prevention practitioners attended the 24th Deutsche Präventionstag (DPT) and the 13th Annual International Forum (AIF), which took place from 20–21 May in Berlin.

We were very pleased that a number of CCI Consortium members have also participated in this important event — as well as presenting at the AIF.

The DPT congress is the world’s largest annual conference discussing crime prevention and related issues. The majority of attendees are German but the Annual International Forum, created especially for non-German speaking participants, provides the international perspective needed to share experiences and create a much-needed dialogue between diverse practitioners.

CCI Project Coordinators Prof. Caroline L. Davey and Andrew B. Wootton have delivered a presentation on the CCI project on Tuesday 21 May. The presentation introduced the thinking behind CCI, and showed how the project will provide partner LEAs with valuable experience in requirements capture, problem framing, ideation, concept generation, solution design and prototyping that is transferable to other areas.

Anno Bunnik from the University of Groningen delivered a presentation on "Modernising law enforcement intelligence for a digital society" and Advisory Board member, Prof. Alexander Siedschlag, delivered a presentation on "A Culture of Preparedness: Fostering Prevention and Values". The Landeskriminalamt (LKA) in Lower Saxony presented (in German) on diversity in residential areas, and had an exhibition stand to promote their various projects.

Check the full news on our website here

CCI in Mexico – ‘International Congress on Public Policies to Prevent Violence and Crime with a citizen’s perspective’

The CCI project had its debut in Mexico when Dr Francesc Guillen, CCI Partner from the Department of Interior of Catalonia (INT) delivered an in-depth presentation on the project.

The Congress was focused on crime prevention and good practice was being shared by participants from all over the world. Speaking at the Business School of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Dr Guillen said: “The important work we are undertaking in finding solutions to create effective approaches to safety and security and the results from this are vital to crime prevention and reduction strategies. In the end, the CCI project will allow for greater openness to innovation and design approaches across Europe.”

In his presentation Dr Guillen spoke about how the CCI project came about, how it was working towards lowering the effects of crime in a sustainable manner and the four focus areas upon which the project was concentrating. He stressed the importance of having a balanced set of partners within this project and how this would help produce useful strategies and toolkits that would allow security policymakers and LEAs to prevent and reduce crime and to improve security.

Participants received Dr Guillen’s presentation well and appreciated the wide scope of the CCI project and its transversal approach to crime and security.

The Congress was organised by the University of Security Sciences, with the collaboration of the State of Nuevo León, the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Interesting reads

Do Europeans perceive the EU
as a safe place to live?

EUCPN Work programme looks
at "Criminal reoccurring
behaviour within EU priorities"

Watch CCI partner Paul van Soomeran’s CEPOL webinar on "Crime Prevention and Burglary"

Upcoming Events

10–12 June 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Criminology Symposium

25–26 June 2019

Augsburg, Germany

Efus General Assembly,

28–30 August 2019

Cancun, Mexico

International CPTED Association Conference "Urban Safety and Human Security"

Other relevant projects